Definition of stork
: any of various large wading birds (family Ciconiidae) chiefly of Asia, Africa, and South America that have long stout bills and are related to the ibises and herons
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The Flores stork was just the latest creature to be added to the menagerie of monstrous prehistoric creatures that enthrall us.
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Origin and Etymology of stork
Middle English, from Old English storc; akin to Old High German storah stork and probably to Old English stearc stiff — more at stark
First Known Use: before 12th century
STORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stork for English Language Learners
: a large bird that has long legs and a long bill and neck
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Definition of stork for Students
: a large wading bird that has a long heavy bill and long legs and builds large nests usually in trees or on the top of roofs and poles
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